CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Sky has signed a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy to a one-day contract to fulfill her dream of being a professional basketball player.
Kiara Hood, of the Chicago suburb of Blue Island, and her family spent Friday with the team as they prepared to take on the Washington Mystics at Allstate Arena.
Kiara got to join the team for a shoot-around, was formally signed and took questions from media.
She called the Sky "an amazing team" and said she liked how they support and motivate each other "to keep on going."
WNBA scoring leader Elena Delle Donne returned the compliment, saying she admired the girl's ability to overcome obstacles.
Kiara's day with the Sky was made possible with help from the Magellan Corporation and La Rabida Children's Hospital.